Astrantia major produces unique flowers that come in a wide variety of colours

Astrantia major (Greater Masterwort, Great Black Masterwort, Melancholy Gentlemen) Greater Masterwort or Melancholy Gentlemen produces unique and gorgeous flowers that come in a wide variety of colours. Its group of tightly packed florets that are backed by petal-like bracts makes the flowers look very much like a star or a firework.

Grammatophyllum speciosum is the world’s tallest orchid with specimens up to 7.62 m tall

Grammatophyllum speciosum (Giant Orchid, Tiger Orchid, Sugar Cane Orchid, Queen of the Orchids) Giant Orchid or the Queen of the Orchids is listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s tallest orchid with specimens up to 7.62 m tall. Queen of the Orchids, the largest orchid species in the world is cultivated as […]

Brassica rapa var. rapifera is one of the oldest vegetables cultivated by Man

Brassica rapa var. rapifera (Turnip, White Turnip, Turnip Rape) Turnip or White Turnip is one of the oldest vegetables cultivated by Man. It is a root vegetable commonly grown worldwide for its edible white and bulbous taproot. Besides, it is well known for its traditional medicine.

Sphagneticola trilobata is an attractive plant with daisy-like yellow flowers

Sphagneticola trilobata (Singapore Daisy, Creeping-oxeye, Trailing Daisy, Wedelia) Singapore Daisy or Trailing Daisy is very attractive because of its nearly constant and prolific blooming of yellow daisy-like flowers. Besides, it has been used for traditional medicine. Sphagneticola trilobata is listed in the IUCN’s list of the world’s 100 worst invasive species.

Alpinia caerulea ‘Atherton Ginger’ produces edible bright blue berries

Alpinia caerulea ‘Atherton Ginger’ (Red Back Australian Ginger, Blue Ginger, Native Ginger) Alpinia caerulea ‘Atherton Ginger’ or Red Back Australian Ginger is a beautiful ornamental plant with bright blue berries. The edible blue berries may be picked and eaten straight off the stem. It is a versatile plant that is traditionally used by the Aboriginal […]